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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:10 pm

andione1983 wrote:Sorry about the screenshots only way I can repost from Instagram... These beautiful bikes caught my eye...
Sent from my Galaxy far far away....

Now we're talking :D
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:15 pm

VRE wrote:Here's a beautiful bike. It's actually got numerous nicks and scratches, but faithfully carries me at least 300km every week, and has been doing so for almost 5 years :D . Due to wear and tear, the only original parts are the frame, handlebars, brifters and cranks. My pride and joy.

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Spot on, my Kona Dewdrop falls into the same category. :D

I'll throw this in as well, the pic does not do this bike justice.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:18 am

When old meets new, 3D printed Ti lugwork married to cf tubing...
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Courtesy Ralf Holleis Design.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Rhubarb » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:05 pm

Tim wrote:Aero ain't beautiful.


To the contrary. Exhibit A your honor:

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Its even more beautiful live.

And here's mine, Exhibit B:

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Rhubarb » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:09 pm

And in case you need more convincing, Exhibit A above does 75km/hr (AT) just 210 W on the flat !!!!
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:00 pm

Rhubarb wrote:And in case you need more convincing, Exhibit A above does 75km/hr (AT) just 210 W on the flat !!!!



yeah but were talking about "beautiful bikes" in comparison to the "Ugly bikes"

not talking about Fast And The Furious 8?
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Rhubarb » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:02 pm

Trust me, its beautiful and fast.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:04 pm

i like this one:

Audi Bike

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:09 pm

Rhubarb wrote:
Tim wrote:Aero ain't beautiful.


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looks like D.M:

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby QuangVuong » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:45 pm

Mulger bill wrote:When old meets new, 3D printed Ti lugwork married to cf tubing...
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Courtesy Ralf Holleis Design.

That's lovely! But I do wonder, how will they hold up? Would laser cut lugs stand up to the forces a bike frame is subjected to? It's unlikely that they were work hardened in the process.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:06 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
I'll throw this in as well, the pic does not do this bike justice.
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You seem to like odd looking bikes and you sure like your "BLING"

heres one for you Mulgs...

gold plated ... (whatever it is, looks similar to the one above)

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby george-bob » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:49 pm

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Love the look of this one, the BMC Lamborghini bike!
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby warthog1 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:05 pm

This thread underlines the old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Some of the bikes on here are beautiful and some are butt ugly :shock:
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:28 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:
I'll throw this in as well, the pic does not do this bike justice.
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You seem to like odd looking bikes and you sure like your "BLING"

I'm really not sure what is so odd about a diamond-frame single speed bike with drop bars :roll: ???

Bog standard bike really, what I cut my teenage cycling teeth on (metaphorically speaking).
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:29 pm

warthog1 wrote:This thread underlines the old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Some of the bikes on here are beautiful and some are butt ugly :shock:

+1
Well said, on both counts.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby cyclotaur » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:38 pm

il padrone wrote:
warthog1 wrote:This thread underlines the old saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
Some of the bikes on here are beautiful and some are butt ugly :shock:

+1
Well said, on both counts.

Hey ... I said that in post #24 !! :wink: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby cyclotaur » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:47 pm

On a positive note, things I like are single-colour paint schemes, straight-ish frame tubes (no curves or bumps), semi-compact geometry (slightly sloping top-tube) and wheels with shiny spokes and hubs and minimal (or no) aero .... and preferably no or minimal stickers/labels.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:10 pm

il padrone wrote:I'm really not sure what is so odd about a diamond-frame single speed bike with drop bars :roll: ???

Bog standard bike really, what I cut my teenage cycling teeth on (metaphorically speaking).


different standards and taste right?
Not that I'm knocking on that bike....
But what may be beutiful to you... could look like 'dogs B@lls' to others :mrgreen:
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Ken Ho » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:19 pm

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Bloody awful photo, but I like my bike. It's teh best teh iPad can do at present. Copped a bit of flak from the Velominati for my Rule Violations, but too bad, it's set up for night training rides, not for coffee shop posing.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Uncle Just » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:26 pm

On a positive note, things I like are single-colour paint schemes, straight-ish frame tubes (no curves or bumps), semi-compact geometry (slightly sloping top-tube) and wheels with shiny spokes and hubs and minimal (or no) aero .... and preferably no or minimal stickers/labels.


Do you mean that custom red Gellie in your blog? :wink:
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby cyclotaur » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:36 pm

Uncle Just wrote:
On a positive note, things I like are single-colour paint schemes, straight-ish frame tubes (no curves or bumps), semi-compact geometry (slightly sloping top-tube) and wheels with shiny spokes and hubs and minimal (or no) aero .... and preferably no or minimal stickers/labels.


Do you mean that custom red Gellie in your blog? :wink:

Possibly with a bit more bulk in some of the tubes .... it's a bit 'skinny', being steel and all. :)
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Duck! » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:36 pm

Rhubarb wrote:
Tim wrote:Aero ain't beautiful.


To the contrary. Exhibit A your honor:

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Its even more beautiful live.

And here's mine, Exhibit B:

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If we're going down that route, here's my contribution. :)

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Yes, it's mine. :)
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby The 2nd Womble » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:38 pm

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:40 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
il padrone wrote:I'm really not sure what is so odd about a diamond-frame single speed bike with drop bars :roll: ???

Bog standard bike really, what I cut my teenage cycling teeth on (metaphorically speaking).


different standards and taste right?
Not that I'm knocking on that bike....
But what may be beutiful to you... could look like 'dogs B@lls' to others :mrgreen:

Not talking about beauty there, I was questioning the concept of odd. It doesn't seem very "odd" at all to me (and most people I'd expect) for a bike to have a diamond frame and drop bars.

Beauty on the other hand, that's a different thing, and very much up to the beholder.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:42 pm

g-boaf wrote:
DoubleSpeeded wrote:i think its mainly the red and white colour that lets down the Shiv. THe trek looks beefy with the plastic Draft pack at the back

I think the 2014 model of Speed Concept range is out.

funny thing is... every manufacturer seems to bring out "the fastest bike in the world" or the "most aerodynamic"

in races theres only room for no#1 but i guess not in bike models and manufacturers


The red doesn't do it favours - but I do look at the Shiv with a rather envious eye. ;) they look much better in black.

Like some people appreciate fast cars, I do the same with bikes. :)


hmmm still cant decide whether the S-works looks better than the Trek

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